Very close finish in Ulster Hill Climb Championships

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(Apologies for the delay in publishing the results. There was some confusion about the start times of some riders, and 9 times have been changed. The full, corrected result is given below.)

Lindsay Watson powers to victory

There was a very close battle for the Ulster Hill Climb Championships on the classic Scrabo course. Lindsay Watson (Plush MTB) took victory by just 2 seconds from former winner Glenn Kinning (Kinning Cycles) with Daniel Stewart (East Antrim CC) a further 4 seconds back.


Niall O’Gorman (Phoenix) took first Vet, Geoff Brennan took first Ards CC in the main event, Ciara Macmanus was first Lady and Alastair Chambers (North Down CC) was first youth.

Thanks as always to David McVeigh for some great pictures of the event

Name Club Time
1 Lindsay Watson Plush MTB 5.40
2 Glenn Kinning Kinning Cycles 5.42
3 Daniel Stewart East Antrim CC 5.46
4 Keith Hooks North Down CC 6.12
5 Shane Farren North Down CC 6.13
6 Niall O’Gorman Phoenix 6.14
7= Geoff Brennan Ards CC 6.18
7= David Hamilton Curran Racing 6.18
9 Jonny Reid Kinning Cycles 6.25
10 William Gill Ards CC 6.51
11 Andrew Patton Kinning Cycles 7.02
12 James Andrews Curran Racing 7.03
13 Paul Hackett Northern CC 7.04
14 Ciara Macmanus Unattached 7.11
15 Colin Porter Madigan 7.35
16 Stanley Chambers North Down CC 7.37
17 Alastair Chambers North Down CC 7.41
18 Darragh Maloney Unattached 8.10
19 John Hunter North Down CC 8.33
20 Lynda Gawley North Down CC 8.34

Three Ards CC riders also rode in the separate club event – Gareth Murray (5:59), Richard Topping (6:50) and Richard Hanna (DNF). This means that Gareth wins this year’s Club Hill Climb trophy (and would have finished 4th overall in the Championship if he had entered the main event).

Apologies again for the incorrect times on the night. We’ll be in contact with any riders who missed out on a prize in the next few days.

And a request for the future – please don’t distract the time keepers during an event, either at the start or the finish. Their job requires a lot of concentration. Thanks for your patience.